North Korea turns airport into COVID-19 disinfection center to boost trade
Satellite imagery shows construction at airfield near the Chinese border — possibly to tackle extreme drop in imports
North Korea recently transformed an airport near the Chinese border into an apparent disinfection center for goods — possibly to restart high volumes of trade after a significant dropoff in the COVID-19 era, according to NK Pro analysis of Planet Labs satellite imagery. There’s also evidence of other disinfection facilities undergoing construction at key ports and border crossings in the DPRK.
Last month, North Korea passed the Law on Disinfection of Imports, which is meant to create a “system and order of disinfecting imports at border-passing spots” to “reliably protect” citizens’ lives, as state media put it
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